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THE POWER OF WOMAN. Friedrich Schiller


   Mighty art thou, because of the peaceful charms of thy presence;
    That which the silent does not, never the boastful can do. 
   Vigor in man I expect, the law in its honors maintaining,
    But, through the graces alone, woman e’er rules or should rule. 
   Many, indeed, have ruled through the might of the spirit and action,
    But then thou noblest of crowns, they were deficient in thee. 
   No real queen exists but the womanly beauty of woman;
    Where it appears, it must rule; ruling because it appears!

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